Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and founding Director of the Research Computing Center (RCC) at The University of Chicago.
Session: Plenary Session: “Help I need talent! Building a workforce for the 21st Century”
March 11, 2020
11:45 – 13:00
Hakizumwami Birali Runesha is the Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and founding Director of the Research Computing Center (RCC) at The University of Chicago. He is the current President of the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC)-USA, member of Rwanda’s National Council of Science and Technology and founding member of Intel and Lenovo’s Project Everyscale, an exascale visionary council. Dr Runesha is a former Director of Scientific Computing and Applications at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, Research Associate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Kinshasa. Dr. Runesha serves as principal investigator on multiple funded research grants and has more than 28 years of experience in high performance computing, Big data and scientific software development. His research interests are in parallel computing, sparse numerical libraries, AI/Deep learning, finite element analysis and design optimization in engineering.